Chicago Literary Hall of Fame honors Eugene Field
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame began in 2008 as a project of the Chicago Writer’s Association. It seeks to honor and preserve Chicago’s great literary heritage through educational programming, awards, exhibits and other special events, particularly the annual induction ceremonies. This year, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame inducts Eugene Field, a popular humorist and newspaperman often called the "Poet of Childhood." Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850, Field lived and wrote in Chicago from 1883 until his death in 1895.
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